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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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OK .. about me,

I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait and figure. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2015 is my 5th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time because with every step forward i take i discover more challenges and questions that i need to understand ... i guess the learning never stops but it also does not get any easier.

I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum or Fabriano with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.

I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details or just send me an email ... my address is found at the top of this page.

Have a great 2015 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

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Cellarvee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
:beer: :beer:  Thank you.
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I'm liking where this fresh style is going so far :D
Taerive Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Whoa! Man, you're great! Amazing work! Clap 
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i appreciate the support :D
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my 'Arrival' drawing to your favourites Mark, it's much appreciated. Feel free to leave a comment. :D (Big Grin) 
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Keith, it'a a stunning drawing. I'm having probs with DA at the mo and i forgot to go back to comment ... keeps crashing and freezing on me, must be my old equipment. If it lets me comment i sure will :D
Shazhutch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and thanks for faving my Toby :hug:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
As always Mark, thanks for the :+fav: and the kind words.
Much appreciated!
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
No worries, you're welcome.
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